Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush

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Last Updated on January 12, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush

Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush is the Middle East’s answer to Panzanella Salad and this version is fortified with some roasted cauliflower.

Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush

My BM theme this week is Lebanese cuisine. Often I go in search of very traditional recipes when I am presenting the foods of different countries. However, I think it’s just as interesting to create simple every day meals, using the flavor profiles of different countries. Once you know the spices and herbs used in the cuisine, you can create any meal around any country.

I took a traditional Middle Eastern salad eaten in Lebanon as well as Syria and Jordan and added a unique twist I am sure the Lebanese people would love and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone in Lebanon has already invented a variation similar to this one. Fattoush is a kind of bread salad popular throughout the Mediterranean. I have already presented the Italian version here.

I had made this huge loaf of Herb & Spice bread flavored with cumin, coriander, anise, cilantro, mint and pink peppercorns. Since the flavor profile is in synch with Middle Eastern cuisine, I subbed the traditional pita bread and used this bread instead. I also fortified the salad with some roasted cauliflower. However, if you’d like to try the more traditional version with pita bread, here is my pita bread recipe.


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This is a delicious and fresh salad that you can make your own creative twists to by adding additional vegetables as you desire.

Even though we are heading into fall soon, let’s keep it healthy by including delicious salads like this as part of your daily diet.

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Here are some more salads for more inspiration!


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Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush
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Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush

Fattoush is the Middle Eastern's version of Panzanella, fortified with roasted cauliflower.
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4


  • Cauliflower Ingredients:
  • 4 cups cauliflower broken into large florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crouton Ingredients:
  • 4 cups chopped Spice & Herb Bread
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 English Cucumber chopped
  • 4 scallions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped mint
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Sumac for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Combine cauliflower, oil, garlic, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  • Place in a baking dish and roast for 30 minutes, until fork tender but still crisp.
  • Combine bread and olive oil. Toss to combine.
  • Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes or until bread is crispy.
  • To make the dressing, combine lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk well. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking constantly.
  • In a large bowl, combine bell pepper, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, scallion, mint and parsley. Toss to combine.
  • Add cauliflower and bread. Add salad dressing and toss well.
  • To serve, garnish with sumac.
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Reader Interactions


  1. Love bread salad! Everything about this post is amazing! The pictures, the recipe and the ingredients. Using homemade herb bread must have added a whole new flavor to it. Love it!

  2. Adding cauliflower to the salad sounds interesting. I have to try it. Quite a healthy and filling salad.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow, Mir such a delicious burst of flavors in this salad. I absolutely love it and since we all love salads it will be enjoyed by l of us. Lovely use of cauliflower.

  4. 5 stars
    Huge cauliflower lovers here. I can imagine this in humid days like now .. herbed bread and roasted cauliflower definitely adds to the oomph !!

  5. 5 stars
    Love everything In this salad. So vibrant and colorful and that herbed bread must add so much flavor to it ❤️

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